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Sat Oct 21, 2017
Roxybabe21 answered:
is a home owner allowed to follow the home inspector from a potential buyer??
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Thu Jul 13, 2017
Jennifergraseck answered:
I am having the same issue in NJ. There are several foreclosed properties I absolutely love. We are not first time buyers, are in no rush whatsoever and have no issues with financing, in fact I have enough cash to purchase a few of them outright but the agent we were working with refused to show them to me. I've gone so far as to contact the listing agents on all and not one has returned my call. Apparently no one wants to work for me. It's been absolutely unreal. I am from out of state, 400 miles away so it's even harder for me to get scheduled .... but I can't even get them to return my calls. ... more
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Fri May 5, 2017
Callaghanpump01 answered:
You should get it checked by some government registered plumber. You need to make sure that sewage pumps that are used in the line are working fine. There are different types of sump and sewage pumps come in market but you have to choose as per your requirement. ... more
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Thu Aug 25, 2016
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Wed May 25, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
You can try your agent if you want. All they can do is help coordinate communication between the former owner and you to see if they have any options to resolve this.

However, chances are all anyone can do is send you to an attorney to have them look over the terms of the agreement related to this and then tell you what your rights and options are at this point. ... more
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Sun Mar 6, 2016
Invstnlfp answered:
I am state and federally licensed to write mortgages in 31 states for a top direct lender in the mortgage industry who offers conventional, FHA, VA, and USDA loans. We keep your info private not broker it out and we go down to a 550 credit score for VA and FHA loans.. Are lowest score we accept for government loans are 550 when most lenders require a 620 and brokers a 580. You have to have two years of income with a score over 550 with bankruptcies discharge date 2 years and over. We have basic guidelines and a pretty easy process. Feel free to text me or call me anytime up to 10:00pm Eastern with any questions.
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Sun Feb 14, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
I don't know about "obligation" but if it were me...I would want to know. Wonder why the buyer wasn't there with the inspector (and then they'd see/smell for themselves)?

Buyer has the right to inspect anything/everything they want on the house. Just let them do their job, and everything should go smoothly. If you don't have anything to hide, there shouldn't be an issue, right? ... more
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Thu Dec 10, 2015
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Wed Dec 2, 2015
Melissa Polce answered:
is this an above ground pool? Tell em' to take it...that ought to shush up the occupants(and remember that they would need to remove and make whole again the area that the pool was on)-YEP, that minor detail is usually buried in the "is it personal property, is it a fixture" removal part of the contract...and you cant take an inground pool...b/c they's no longer personal property if it's inground...and occupants..are these people heirs of the estate? And the dual agent has representation with both you and the estate seller's?...and you have cash?...and a 1st time homebuyer?...Yeah, it is time to WYA(watch your behind) and get representation from another agent, you are not saving any money by going through this estate hired real estate agent...and with 1st time homebuyers...this transaction seems intricate enough...1st timers really need handholding, you all have a lot of questions...(which is 100% great and fine)...but an estate seller's agent is also going to be needed a lot on the seller side...RUN to another agent, for goodness sakes, tell any one of us what city, town...we all have referral agency agents we can get you to...if you don't know someone. ... more
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Wed Dec 2, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
It's not uncommon, but I'd ask your inspector. They are the ones who are hurt by this action and probably know the laws surrounding it. I would never trust another agents or buyers inspection, but I'd review it. ... more
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Thu Oct 15, 2015
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Tue Apr 21, 2015
Jeff Weiner answered:
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I'd love to work with you

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Tue Jan 27, 2015
Yanoska Diaz answered:
NEVER! Good things come to those who wait, what's the rush?
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Wed Oct 1, 2014
Alvin King answered:
Meg, most states do not require the occupant to leave the property during a home inspection. The home inspector has a job to do that could seem to be intrusive but is A necessity. The Owner of the property should request and not demand that you leave during the inspection. Thank you for your question. Good Luck! ... more
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Wed Oct 1, 2014
Alvin King answered:
The Seller does not have to allow A private home inspection, and the Buyer does not have to purchase the property either. These are terms that should be addressed in the purchase agreement. Bear in mind, A Mortgage and A home inspection are not dependent upon each other. As A buyer, you should always get A home inspection, regardless if the property is NEW or Resale! In most cases, the Buyer is responsible for the cost of the home Inspection. Check your Real Estate contract or Purchase Agreement to be sure. Good Luck! ... more
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Wed Oct 1, 2014
Alvin King answered:
We have seen Cash Buyers that don't request an appraisal, and also cash buyers that do request an appraisal. Appraisals are normally requested by the lender, and can be used as justification for financing. Good Luck! ... more
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Thu Sep 18, 2014
Diana Hellman answered:
Since you specifically asked about updates, I would say that updating bathrooms and kitchens, along with updating windows and any systems that require this improvement, should result in a quicker sale and a higher priced one , especially if property is well located. ... more
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Thu Aug 21, 2014
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Tue Jan 28, 2014
Jennifer Dillman answered:
Your agent should present all offers to you. If you feel they are not, I would contact the manager at your agent's office to see what is going on.
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Sat Jan 25, 2014
Gita Bantwal answered:
The lender hires the appraiser . The buyer pays for the appraisal. Appraisers have guidelines and look at recently sold homes and other criteria . When you buy a home you can make the offer contingent on the house appraising at the price that you offered.
Quite often the home does not appraise and the buyer and seller may either have to renegotiate the price or buyer may have to put down a larger down payment.
Some home sellers hire an appraiser before listing the house so that they will know what they should list the home for.
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